Lauren Rae Orsini
Lauren Rae Orsini is a web culture reporter who specializes in anime and the business of fandom. Her work has been published by Forbes and Business Insider.
How fears of the ‘antifa apocalypse’ set the stage for QAnon
The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme
The enduring footprint of one of TV’s first big companion podcasts
Months after their Etsy store closed, these two sellers are still waiting for an explanation.
On May 1, 2013 by Lauren Rae Orsini
A recent Pew Internet study found that Hispanic people use Tumblr more than any other ethnic group.
On Apr 15, 2013 by Lauren Rae Orsini
These 10 power users helped drive Etsy’s biggest, strangest, and most controversial year yet.
On Dec 25, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
These power pinners helped Pinterest become the fastest growing social network of the year.
On Dec 21, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Melanie Dankowicz’s laser-cut creations bring a modern flair to ancient Judaic celebrations.
On Dec 7, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Artisan Pamela Fleming has porcelain ornaments for every breed and pose.
On Dec 6, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Like small worlds, the terrariums at Etsy shop Luludi Living Frames provide natural scenery without any of the upkeep.
On Dec 5, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Artisan Melissa Bilyeu sells crafty gift wrap and packaging kits that will prettify any present.
On Dec 4, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
This Etsy power couple's screenprinted T-shirts are bound to impress at your holiday party.
On Dec 3, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Pinterest’s official founding date is sometime in March 2010, when the site first went live. But five months before that came an equally important day—Thanksgiving.
On Nov 22, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
For starters, you and your dog totally need these hats.
Roughly 3,000 college-aged students and supporters marched on Washington on Saturday as part of Invisible Children's latest initiative.
On Nov 19, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Why get crushed at a real-life store opening when you can stay home and shop Etsy on Black Friday?
On Nov 16, 2012 by Lauren Rae Orsini
Playing hard-to-get with online shopping sites can earn you more coupons.
Invisible Children all but disappeared online after the massive viral success of Kony 2012. Will this Saturday's Move:DC march at the White House return the group to the Internet spotlight?